Improving Safeguarding for Children and Vulnerable Adults

JSNA LogoThe protection of vulnerable children and adults is one of the key aspects of a developed society and a legislative responsibility for both Southampton City Council and NHS Southampton City. There is well established evidence that children and young people in families where there are problem levels of alcohol and/or drug use suffer poorer outcomes than their peers in families without these problems.

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Marmot recommendations: A - "Give every child the best start in life" ; B - "Enable all children, young people and adults to maximise their capabilities and have control over their lives"

The effectiveness with which public organisations provide protection to vulnerable children and adults is one of the key characteristics of a developed society and lies at the heart of many of the legal responsibilities of Southampton City Council, NHS Southampton City, police, social housing authorities and many voluntary sector organisations.

Children and Young Peoples Plan 2009 to 2010, Southampton City Council.
Safeguarding Adults Policy. Southampton City Council July 2010.
Wills, A. (2010) Responding to Medium and Standard Risk cases of Domestic Violence in Southampton. Report to the Domestic Violence Scrutiny Inquiry, Southampton City Council, 12th February 2010.